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Rare disease diagnostics: Bringing genomics to the clinic
June 25, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WE ARE FULLY BOOKED – please do register on the waitlist and join us early, we do expect some last minutes dropouts.
Genomic medicine is changing our world. The rapid decrease of the price of DNA sequencing has opened up numerous new possibilities, and is starting to enter clinical practice.
However, even though we understand the genetic causes of 50% of rare diseases, early diagnostics remains a challenge. In the UK, it still takes an average of 6 years and visits to 8 doctors to get a diagnosis, and many people never get an answer at all.
By scanning through entire genomes at once, DNA sequencing has the potential to change this. Come discuss the opportunities and the challenges of this new technology in a clinical setting, with some of the experts in the field.
- Invited organisations:
- Genomics England
- DDD project
- PHG Foundation
- 17.30: Doors open.
- 18.00: Lecture/panel discussion and Q&A’s (10-15 min per speaker).
- 19.30: Wine reception.
- 21.00: End of event.
With warm wishes,
The CRDN Team